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August 2012

31,000 yards of yarn

I'm having a big shop update on Saturday, September 1st at 10am Eastern with oodles and oodles of yarn - 31,614 yards of it!

This was me playing around with a dish that was my grandmother's and some Eulela DK. I can't believe how long it's been since I had Eulela in the shop! It's one of my favorites. I love the DK weight - so refined. And the Merino and silk take color beautifully.

Shale SScreen Eulela 001

But that's not really new, is it? Let's talk new yarn by way of Oglethorpe County, Georgia.

This used to be the chimney of a store in Oglethorpe County when my grandfather was a child. It was his parents' store. 

chimney

The location is a farm now, right down the road from the subdivision that used to be his family's land. If you look at the Pleasant Hill District (top left) of this map from 1894, you can find Big Clouds Creek and "JD Coil," which marks the location (and misspells the family name, Coile). I love old maps. 

I like to name my yarn bases after places and things that mean something to me, so that's why I'm calling these two new yarns Clouds Creek DK and Clouds Creek Sock.

This is the DK in Winter Thistle, a brand new colorway. It's 100% superwash BFL, 240 yards per skein, and it's really nice. I'm going to grab one for me and make a hat for this winter.

Winter Thistle purple grayish pink bfl dk weight bluefaced leicester knitting crochet hat springtree road 001

Clouds Creek Sock is also 100% superwash BFL, but it's one fat skein - 150 grams and 650 yards - so perfect for shawls! Or a matching set of mama/baby or daddy/baby socks! This is Cinnabar.

Cinnabar brick red BFL sock yarn 003

I've also got a yarn club in the works. An easy peasy club where you don't have to go all in to enjoy it, though you can if you like! Details will be in the shop on Saturday morning.